The Corner of the Galaxy’s Josh Guesman has been busy lately. Earlier in the day the podcast host broke the news that the LA Galaxy will likely exchange $200,000 in allocation funds with Orlando City to help aid the Cristian Pavon transfer.
Now it seems Dennis te Kloese and company have another proposition in mind ahead of tonight’s transfer deadline. Though Ema Boateng has been traded to D.C. United in exchange for $250,000 in TAM, there was speculation LA would need to part with another player to make everything work.
No one figured Jorgen Skjelvik, the Norwegian defender with an astronomical salary, was a tradable asset. However it appears there is a possibility Skjelvik could be moved to the Swedish Allsvenskan. (As Guesman notes, Galaxy owners AEG have a major stake in Hammarby)
The LA Galaxy are shopping defender Jorgen Skjelvik. CoG has learned the defender, who was acquired by the team in December of 2017, is being offered for transfer to Swedish side Hammarby IF (note AEG owns 45% of Hammarby IF, and owns 100-percent of the LA Galaxy).
With Skjelvik’s salary taking up $900,000 against the cap, any relief on his departure would be huge for LA.
We’ll continue to keep you updated.